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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Oct 16, 2012 1:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For LIAshes (and Pete L)

While I am certainly not a Hendrix aficionado,I am familiar with the bulk of his material in studio and live performance settings,and understand there is little similarity in his and Garcia's playing styles,but you made some interesting points in your post about Wes Montgomery style octaves and both being good support players,I find Jerry's "rhythm" guitar work to be top notch.I listened to two I Don't Live Today's from 69',Royal Albert Hall and S.D.,and he does do a short Jimi style space at about 3 minutes,it's a volume induced feedback jam.Oddly enough what I enjoy most about Jimi's music is his vocal style,some lyrical content and his compositional skills.I think Little Wing is a beautiful piece of music.

I find his playing to be far to blues based and somewhat unimaginative,I know it is sacrilege to question the great Hendrix,but I have never heard him play anything that just dropped my jaw.I'm not trying to put him down in any way for there must be something to his ability because far to many great guitarists gush over him and call him the best,I just get bored after a couple of songs.

Thanks for taking the time to punch out a quick information rich post.